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My bank provides OFX format files for download from their Internet banking website. This short perl script ofx2txt converts these into tab delimited text files suitable to be opened in Excel.

5 Responses to “Convert OFX files to plain text”

  1. on 08 Jul 2008 at 6:33 pmKarla

    Wow — sounds like exactly what I need. …. but…..

    I clicked on the link for the word ofx2txt and it returned an error stating that there was no such file on the server.

    Where would I find the script?

    Do I need anything installed on my PC in order to run a perl script? (sorry — don’t know anything about perl, other than it is a programming language)

    Thanks!

  2. on 15 Jul 2008 at 10:10 pmchris

    Oops. I forgot to upload the file. I have now fixed the problem.

    To use a perl script, you need to install perl. The easiest way is to run http://www.cygwin.com/setup.exe and select it from there.

  3. on 17 Jul 2009 at 10:03 pmChris J

    Thank you so much!

  4. on 31 Aug 2009 at 1:52 amChris J

    Do you use Google Finance? I downloaded my portfolio in OFX and used your script, only I got this error message:

    mismatched tag at line 7, column 2, byte 65 at /usr/lib/perl5/vendor_perl/XML/Parser.pm line 187

    I’ll work on it this week to see if I can get it to work.

  5. on 28 Mar 2010 at 6:30 amNepa

    If you require a desktop program to convert banking and credit card OFX and QIF to CSV or to convert banking and credit card CSV and QIF to OFX try iCreateOFX Basic from:

    http://icreateofx.co.uk/basic.php

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